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  • AMCHAM | Costa Rican - American Chamber of Commerce
    Business In Costa Rica Costa Rican Taxation Frequently Asked Questions General Facts CINDE Protection Of Representatives Of Foreign Firms Labor Social Security Payroll Liabilities Intellectual Property Law Government Contracting Tourism In Costa Rica Business Tax Information FAQ s Electronic Bulletin Trade Center Business Trade Missions Useful Links January 2014 Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Buy 496 28 Sell 509 2 See previous exchange rate ABOUT AMCHAM Mission Statement The Costa Rican American Chamber of Commer ce shall identify those regional and global issues and trends which impact the economic educational and social conditions in which its members operate AmCham shall proactively represent the interests of its members in forums where such issues are discussed and formulated ALOFT SAN JOSE HOTEL PRODUCCIONES MAGNOLIA S A Qbico CREATIVO S A ASESORIA PROFESIONAL J B S A OSSENBACH PENDONES BONILLA ASOCIADOS S A UNIVERSIDAD PARA LA PAZ POPEYES DAIRY QUEEN CR HOTELERA PLAYA SOMBRERO S A Hyatt Andaz Papagayo EDIFICADORA INDUSTRIAL S A BEWAY BUSINESS ADVISORS 2011 All rights reserved

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  • AMCHAM | Costa Rican - American Chamber of Commerce
    509 2 See previous exchange rate ABOUT US About AmCham Costa Rica The Costa Rican American Chamber of Commerce AmCham Costa Rica was founded fourty years ago by a group of Costa Rican and US business executives with a vision towards promoting and nurturing the bilateral commercial relationship between the United States and Costa Rica and on the principle that a strong private sector is essential to the country s economic well being and that a strong economy will strengthen its democratic principles Today s AmCham organization consists of 400 companies and 1300 corporate representatives divided almost 50 50 between Costa Rican and US interests This membership represents a widely diverse section of economic activity agriculture livestock aquaculture importers distributors tourism manufacturing business services construction and non profit organizations The Chamber s membership represents 80 of Costa Rica s foreign direct investment and 80 of the country s exports AmCham Costa Rica is a visible and respected player on the national business scene and is recognized as an energetic advocate on behalf of its bi national membership AmCham s capabilities are strengthened by an impressive brain trust from within its nine active working committees The Chamber s expertise and views on investment trade legal environmental and human resource issues in Costa Rica are sought after listened to and respected In Washington DC AmCham Costa Rica is widely recognized for its advocacy efforts on behalf of its constituency where for the last 40 years Chamber leaders have devoted considerable time to bilateral issues affecting trade business and investment between the two countries and in promoting legislation such as the Caribbean Basin Initiative and its expansion and the Central American Free Trade Agreement with the United States and the Dominican Republic DR CAFTA Trade facilitation enforcement of intellectual property rights and rule

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  • AMCHAM | Costa Rican - American Chamber of Commerce
    foreign direct investment and 75 of the country s exports AmCham is the leading advocate for increased trade and investment between the United States and Costa Rica and is a vigorous advocate for creating the conditions that will enable Costa Rica to become a major global competitor for foreign direct investment International Outreach For nearly a century the American Chambers of Commerce AmChams have been the most influential voice of U S business in Latin America and the Caribbean The Association of American Chambers of Commerce in Latin America AACCLA www aaccla org based in Washington DC is composed of 23 AmChams representing more than 20 000 companies and over 80 of US investment in the region As an active member of the AACCLA network AmCham Costa Rica represents a critical point of communication between Costa Rica s bi national business community and members of the US Chamber of Commerce and the US government Local Influence On a national level AmCham holds a seat on the Board of Directors and is an active participant in the Union of Chambers UCCAEP the umbrella organization representing over 40 private sector chambers in Costa Rica What we do AmCham fosters the development of trade and commerce between the United States and Costa Rica AmCham seeks to improve the country s competitiveness so that local companies can compete successfully in global markets and so that Costa Rica can remain an attractive location for world class companies to establish their operations thereby contributing to the country s economic growth and social development AmCham serves as a resource and voice for U S business and its social and philanthropic interests highlighting areas in which it is contributing to economic development and poverty reduction AmCham is the collective voice of the US investment community and as such is a vigorous advocate for respect of rule of law and sanctity of contract Amcham is a coordinator for face to face interaction between business and local government leaders Services AmCham offers a variety of activities and services to help its membership be better prepared for doing business locally regionally and internationally AmCham s International Arbitration and Conciliation Center authorized by the Ministry of Justice offers an expeditious and cost saving alternative for handling business disputes Companies are encouraged to include CICA s arbitration clause in their business contracts For more information log onto the CICA website at www cica co cr For US firms looking to do business in Costa Rica AmCham offers its business mission program which consists of organizing and coordinating business meeting agendas with local companies AmCham provides its members with facilitated access to the AmChams operating in 23 countries throughout Latin America and the Caribbean one of the largest business federations in the hemisphere AmCham offers qualified members an expedited U S visa renewal program Executive breakfasts luncheons and seminars on topics directly related to the business and investment environment offer excellent networking opportunities with the bi national business community as well as facilitated access

    Original URL path: http://amcham.co.cr/what_we_do.php (2014-01-08)
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  • AMCHAM | Costa Rican - American Chamber of Commerce
    Doing Business In Costa Rica Costa Rican Taxation Frequently Asked Questions General Facts CINDE Protection Of Representatives Of Foreign Firms Labor Social Security Payroll Liabilities Intellectual Property Law Government Contracting Tourism In Costa Rica Business Tax Information FAQ s Electronic Bulletin Trade Center Business Trade Missions Useful Links January 2014 Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Buy 496 28 Sell 509 2 See previous exchange rate ABOUT AMCHAM Board of Directors President Steve Aronson 1st VP Federico Chavarria Volio 2nd VP Margaret Grigsby Secretary Tara Polanco Treasurer José Pablo Montoya Director Arnoldo Carranza Director Lisa Foulger Director Oscar Rodríguez Director Lynda Solar Director Isaías González Director Alfredo Rivera Director Miriam Manrique Statutory Examiner Elías Soley ALOFT SAN JOSE HOTEL PRODUCCIONES MAGNOLIA S A Qbico CREATIVO S A ASESORIA PROFESIONAL J B S A OSSENBACH PENDONES BONILLA ASOCIADOS S A UNIVERSIDAD PARA LA PAZ POPEYES DAIRY QUEEN CR HOTELERA PLAYA SOMBRERO S A Hyatt Andaz Papagayo EDIFICADORA INDUSTRIAL S A BEWAY BUSINESS ADVISORS 2011 All rights reserved Costa Rican

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  • AMCHAM | Costa Rican - American Chamber of Commerce
    Business In Costa Rica Costa Rican Taxation Frequently Asked Questions General Facts CINDE Protection Of Representatives Of Foreign Firms Labor Social Security Payroll Liabilities Intellectual Property Law Government Contracting Tourism In Costa Rica Business Tax Information FAQ s Electronic Bulletin Trade Center Business Trade Missions Useful Links January 2014 Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Buy 496 28 Sell 509 2 See previous exchange rate ABOUT AMCHAM Chamber Staff Catherine Reuben Executive Director Laura Pérez Project Coordinator Committee Affairs Mariechen Huebner Membership Public Relations Sara B renes Communications Jenny Mesén Office Manager Data Base Administrator Suriely Morera Information Coordinator Marisol Urbina Assistant Yesenia Soto Housekeeping International Arbitration Center CICA Mariana Solís Executive Director Nancy Chavarría Assistant ALOFT SAN JOSE HOTEL PRODUCCIONES MAGNOLIA S A Qbico CREATIVO S A ASESORIA PROFESIONAL J B S A OSSENBACH PENDONES BONILLA ASOCIADOS S A UNIVERSIDAD PARA LA PAZ POPEYES DAIRY QUEEN CR HOTELERA PLAYA SOMBRERO S A Hyatt Andaz Papagayo EDIFICADORA INDUSTRIAL S A BEWAY BUSINESS ADVISORS 2011 All rights reserved Costa

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  • AMCHAM | Costa Rican - American Chamber of Commerce
    with a direct link to the business sectors in 23 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean Executive breakfasts luncheons and seminars on themes directly related to the business and investment environment offer excellent networking opportunities with the bi national business community as well as facilitated access to government officials and the nation s top decision makers AmCham members can choose to participate in one or several of the Chamber s eight active working committees on Legal Affairs Environmental Action Trade Facilitation Economic Finance Human Resources Information Technology Corporate Social Responsibility AmCham s International Arbitration and Conciliation Center authorized by the Ministry of Justice offers an expeditious and cost saving alternative for handling business disputes We encourage you to include CICA s arbitration clause in your business contracts AmCham s Annual Membership Directory and Business Guide profiles member companies and includes contact information on company representatives Action Alerts via our electronic bulletin provide members with up to date information on regulations decrees or legislative bills that can affect business operating conditions in the country AmCham actively promotes corporate social responsibility and offers its corporate members the opportunity to share best practices through its Annual Contribution to the Community Award AmCham Business Visa Program Sponsorship Packages Provide Advertising opportunities Marketing opportunities Public recognition at major events Media presence at major events Seminars Workshops Complimentary Registrations Affiliation Requirements The Application should be filled out completely and must be signed by the applicant Company must submit corporate profile and any other pertinent materials that help describe its operations Applicants must cancel the US 175 00 initiation fee plus corresponding amount of annual dues before application can be considered Companies already established in Costa Rica are required to provide 3 referrals from AmCham members If companies are initiating operations in Costa Rica and cannot

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